I am always on a quest to create more organization in my life.
Is it just me, or are most mothers on that same journey?
I feel like if I can just tame my inbox or keep up with the paper that spills into this house or get better routines going, then life will just miraculously be all easy-breezy and I’ll be able to skip into the sunset with my family and friends all feeling my love and attention.
I know that’s not really how it works, but man alive, organization is a beautiful thing.
That’s why I am getting so excited about a digital conference I get to be a part of coming up in September.
I was a presenter in this conference a couple years ago talking about “How to Organize Dreams” (all about our “Dream Books” and how we use them), and I loved learning from all the other presenters. I must say, my organization had a good little boost after that!
This year they asked me to talk about “Motherhood Transitions” since they have had lots of requests to touch on this topic that is a tricky one for so many moms.
(Nope, not an organization thing, but don’t you think that if you can feel good about what you’re doing, how you’re living, other things begin to fall into place? And also, there are some other really great motherhood topics in the conference to check out.)
Anyway, yes, I’m talking about Motherhood Transitions:
How to Prepare for Empty Nesting
You know, those years when your kids are starting to be more self-sufficient and you realize, “hey wait a second, I’ve been mothering my heart out all these years, worried about what these kids need to grow and develop, but how do I need to grow and develop personally? What is next for me?”
If you’re not there yet, and you still have toddlers clinging to your legs, you’re stepping through Legos strewn across the floor, you are sleep deprived from babies waking you up in the night, just do yourself a favor and take these steps:
1) put away this phone or computer
2) go hug them. For at least ten seconds each.
3) And look into their eyes and tell them you love them. Give them those butterfly kisses when you match your eyelashes up together and blink, blink, blink. And enjoy that closeness that someday soon they will say “EW” at and will turn into a plank when you want to hug them. (I have to say, I’m lucky enough that Claire is still a hugger extraordinaire and sometimes can’t get enough, but I think she’s a rare commodity in teenagerhood!)
I promise you will blink (not the butterfly kiss kind of blinking) one day and you’ll be right here in my neck of the woods, wondering where in the world those babies went.
So I’m going to be giving you four steps to prepare for that, to get your thoughts churning.
Here’s a screenshot…I think it’s a little amusing that the tape I used to tape my phone to the window to record (better lighting) made a little debut there on the table in the “class” with me.
As I looked over some of the other speakers I just had to share a few that look so good to me:
Don’t those look so promising to be life-changing?
And I would just keep posting because honestly, they ALL look so great!
You can click HERE to sign up to pick and choose from so many options of inspiring FREE classes. (They start on September 13th.)
Lots more info:
(I took that screenshot last night so it’s really less than 19 days now…)
Ok, so if you’re interested, click HERE to sign up. Classes are free for a full 24 hours.
If you want to listen at your own leisure and have free access to everything any time, you may want to consider buying the “All-Access Pass” which is $29, but will go up in price as we get closer to Get Organized HQ Virtual. Below are the dates of the price increases:
August 23rd – $29
August 29th – $39
September 13th – $49
September 17th – $97
So there you have it.
Excited to learn from all these presenters!
And also, sharing links from the last time I spoke in case you’re interested: